If One of You Has a Health Problem, it Is a Problem for Both of You

Even with the new health care laws slowly taking effect, if one of you has a continuing health issue, the cost of care and health insurance will need to be taken into account as you divide up your lives.

You can leave your children on the health care policy of the primary policyholder. You cannot keep your spouse on the policy after you divorce. This may create a problem if your spouse is unable to get health care on his or her own, through employment or if the cost of health care is not affordable because of his or her pre-existing condition.

While the court system is limited as to what it can do through the traditional, adversarial form of divorce, alternative dispute resolution allows for more flexibility in considering what extenuating circumstances exist in each family. Because these are decisions you are making with your spouse, you can work out how you will deal with your spouse's health issues.

We help couples find alternatives to regular divorce proceedings, including collaborative divorce, cooperative divorce and divorce mediation. By working together to dissolve your marriage, you gain more control over the outcome and come away from the process feeling better about yourself and with a more favorable attitude toward your ex. As you go forward with your lives, this allows you to communicate more clearly with regard to your children and to allow the family bonds with them to thrive and grow.

Call us at 239-215-4952 to schedule an initial consultation.

Attorneys Handling Spouse Health Insurance Issues

As attorneys who are familiar with health insurance and divorce matters, we will work with you, your spouse and your spouse's lawyer to come up with a reasonable solution that works for both of you while accommodating the needs of the person with health issues.

It is important to remember that the state of Florida does not want one member of the couple to become indigent and rely on state programs to survive because of his or her health status. The court will take this into consideration when looking at your final divorce settlement.

Contact us at 239-215-4952 to learn more about using a problem-solving divorce method to go through your divorce. Our law office is in Fort Myers and we represent clients throughout southwest Florida, including Cape Coral.